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1st Aug 2018

Brussels

NPA responds to consumer concerns over method of dispatching sick piglets


While the use of so-called “blunt force trauma” may seem like an act of animal cruelty and can be distressing to watch, this method is recognised as an effective and appropriate way of humanely killing a piglet to prevent it suffering further from pain or illness.

1st Aug 2018

NPANews

We should be honest, open and confident when challenged


Writing in the latest edition of Pig World, policy services officer Lizzie Wilson ponders the lessons we could learn from the poultry sector.

31st Jul 2018

NPANews

NPA chair hosts Defra staff visit


The NPA's chairman Richard Lister hosted a group of Defra officials at his Yorkshire farm last week. 

30th Jul 2018

HealthWelfare

RUMA updates livestock antibiotic target progress


RUMA has released a half-year summary of the UK farming industry’s progress towards achieving 2020 targets for antibiotic use. 

30th Jul 2018

Brussels

Members Area Update


Update in the members area relating to the latest expose

28th Jul 2018

Prices

Take the heat off me


Although the recent heatwave may be waving goodbye fairly soon, it has played havoc with pig producers throughout the country.

27th Jul 2018

Environment

Defra publishes new guide for reducing ammonia emissions


Defra has published a new guide setting out the steps farmers, advisors and contractors can take to reduce ammonia emissions and help improve air quality.  

27th Jul 2018

NPANews

Still time to get your Chris Brant nomination in!


There is still time - just - to make your nomination for this year’s NPA Chris Brant Award, which will be presented at the National Pig Awards in November.

26th Jul 2018

HealthWelfare

Major development in the veterinary sector


An interesting development in the veterinary sector. VetPartners has announced the acquisition of the Origin group. 

25th Jul 2018

Environment

Let us know your thoughts on air quality consultation


Defra is currently consulting on plans to improve air quality which could include new regulations on spreading fertiliser, livestock housing and slurry storage. 

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